Center For Family Services Partners with G-Team for Back to School Campaign

Operation Backpack to provide much needed support to local students
Monday, August 29, 2011
CAMDEN- Center For Family Services (CFS) and Groupon’s G-Team ( announce the launch of their local campaign to allow residents of Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware to purchase backpacks and school supplies for students in need.
Operation Backpack will be available on Groupon Philadelphia, Central New Jersey, and Wilmington’s G-Team page beginning on Tuesday, August 30th and running through Thursday, September 1st. Utilizing G-Team’s collective model, Groupon followers can pledge support for Operation Backpack in increments of $10.
CFS will distribute backpacks and school supplies to clients and to the community at Back to School events throughout southern New Jersey. The clients and the communities served by CFS are some of the neediest in the country; most of them living below the poverty line and attending schools with limited resources.
 “Operation Backpack is so important for the community because it levels the playing field for children who are facing an uphill battle from the start,” explains Richard Stagliano, President/ CEO of Center For Family Services. “We are grateful for Groupon’s support that has given this effort the kind of visibility only Groupon can provide.”
100% percent of G-Team campaign proceeds will be used to provide backpacks filled with school supplies to clients and local students in need. Operation Backpack provides students with their complete list of needs for the first day of school including flash drives, notebooks, crayons, folders, scissors, pencils, and pens.
Center For Family Services is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and empower individuals, families, and communities to achieve a better life through vision, hope and strength. It is their vision that all people lead capable, responsible, fulfilled lives in strong families and healthy communities.